Pet Vaccinations at Sault Animal Hospital
Sault Animal Hospital provides pet vaccinations and a full inspection for all pets including large animals and Equine.
Why Vaccinations Are Vital to Your Pet's Health
Like humans, pets are exposed to numerous diseases, parasites and bacterial infections. Unlike us, they cannot tell us when they do not feel well which is why we have to take a proactive approach to their care. The role of a vaccine is to build your pet's immune system up to provide the necessary defense against diseases.
Mandatory Vaccines-The Core Vaccines
Most states have basic, mandatory vaccines. These protect your pet and also any other animal or human they may come in contact with, including you, the owner.
The most common required vaccines are:
Required For Dogs:
Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, and Rabies. Distemper and Rabies are often required by law in order to license your pet.
Canine Parvovirus and Canine Hepatitis may not be required by law in your community, but are considered "core" vaccines for the good health of your pet.
Required For Cats:
Panleukopenia (Feline Distemper), Feline Calicivirus, Feline Herpesvirus type I (Rhinotracheitis and Rabies are considered the " Core" vaccines"
The Doctors at the Sault Animal Hospital will advise you which vaccinations are best for your pet based on age, lifestyle (Indoor vs outdoor) and other pets in the home.
Non-Core Vaccines- These vaccines are considered elective and are at the discretion of you and your veterinarian.
These vaccines are usually given if your pet may be in a situation where there is a high risk for certain diseases outside his or her normal experience. If you plan to travel, spend time in another state or visit an area where there may be many other animals, discuss this with your vet to see if he or she recommends supplementary " Non-Core" vaccinations.
Non-core vaccines for Dogs are: These include vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Leptospira bacteria.
Non-Core Vaccines for Cats include: These include vaccines for feline leukemia virus, Bordetella, Chlamydophila felis, and feline immunodeficiency virus.
Your veterinarian is always the best source of advice when it concerns vaccinations or any supplements for your pet.
Sault Animal Hospital, is a full service Animal Hospital.
We are equipped to handle any emergency and have the latest diagnostic equipment including Ultrasound and X-Ray, we have the experience and skills to perform any procedure on any pet, from a tiny reptile to a full-grown horse.
We now also use Laser surgery for many procedures which is more comfortable for the pet and offers speedier recoveries.
Sault Animal Hospital is conveniently located at 2867 Ashmun Street, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49743-3732, USA
The Sault Animal Hospital in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan, is fully equipped to care for large animals and horses. We serve the Eastern Upper Peninsula and the Tip of the Mitt. You can rely on the veterinary care we give to dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds, small farm animals, horses, and cattle.